Banded Mockingbird

   While at Harrier Meadow on Wednesday, we saw this Northern Mockingbird taking a driIMG_2059bnk from one of the ponds. we thought we detected a band on its right leg.
    Sure enough, an enlargement of his right foot showed that it was banded — most likely one of the mockingbirds that we banded last year.
   Some of our banded birds have migrated thousands of miles.
   Others, like this mocker (and several of his buddies), have stayed around here all along.

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